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The Intercultural Development Research Association is an independent, non-profit organization. Our mission is to achieve equal educational opportunity for every child through strong public schools that prepare all students to access and succeed in college. IDRA strengthens and transforms public education by providing dynamic training; useful research, evaluation, and frameworks for action; timely policy analyses; and innovative materials and programs. See IDRA’s latest annual report, Keeping the Promise: Profiles in Leadership and Education.

IDRA’s President & CEO is Celina Moreno, J.D. See her bio here

Morgan Craven, J.D., is IDRA’s National Director of Policy – See her bio.

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Testimony – Equity Matters for All Schoolchildren

Jan 25, 2017 - Pressroom

Equity Matters for All Schoolchildren School Finance Interim Charge, Testimony of IDRA – Presented by David Hinojosa, J.D., National Director … read more

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IDRA In the News – 2016

Jan 24, 2017 - Media Coverage

Media Coverage 2016 Al alza tasas de deserción escolar. Aplican a rajatabla ‘Cero tolerancia,’ Edelia Hernández, El Manana, December 9, … read more

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Zero Tolerance Policies Push Students Away

Dec 01, 2016 - News Releases

High Attrition Rates of Black Students and Hispanic Students Are Linked to Exclusionary Discipline News Release: San Antonio (December 1, … read more

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Texas High Schools Stand to Lose Over 2 Million Students in Coming Years

Nov 21, 2016 - News Releases

IDRA Forecast Analysis: At Our Current Pace in Texas, Universal High School Education is Two Decades Away News Release: San … read more

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Temporary Policy Relieves High-Stakes for 6,000 Students

Nov 14, 2016 - News Releases

Use of Individual Graduation Committees Unlocks Diplomas for Qualified Students News Release: San Antonio (November 14, 2016) – Students who … read more

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Despite Graduation Rate Progress, Texas Appears Stuck at Losing One-Fourth of High Schoolers

Nov 01, 2016 - News Releases

31st Annual Texas Public School Attrition Study Released by IDRA News Release: San Antonio (November 1, 2016) – Earlier this … read more

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Texas Needs to Keep Its Eye on the Ball – Keep the Public in Public Schools

Sep 15, 2016 - Pressroom

School Choice Interim Charge, Testimony of IDRA – Presented by David Hinojosa, J.D., and Aurelio Montemayor, M.Ed., before the Texas … read more

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The State of Texas Open-Enrollment Charter Schools and a Modest Proposal to Diversify and Improve Public Charter Schools

Dec 08, 2015 - Pressroom

Charter School Interim Charge, Testimony of IDRA – Presented by David Hinojosa, J.D., IDRA National Policy Director before the Texas … read more

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Almost 100,000 Students from the Class of 2015 were Lost from Texas High Schools – Texas Public School Attrition Study 2014-15

Oct 29, 2015 - News Releases

30th Annual Texas Public School Attrition Study Released by IDRA (October 29, 2015) – Texas high schools lost 99,297 students, … read more

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ESEA Reauthorization Measure Fails

Jul 13, 2015 - News Releases

ESEA Reauthorization Measure Fails to Protect Student Civil Rights or to Promote Student Success IDRA Statement on the U.S. House … read more

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